As part of Charles River's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we're focused on the following:
To reflect the diversity of our global workforce, we are committed to forging additional partnerships to ensure we attract talent across all under-represented demographics, including people of color, women, people with a disability, veterans, the LGBTQ community, and more.
We will implement a diverse interview panel process by Q4 2020. Having paths grow in the company are important too, so we’ll evaluate our development and performance management processes to ensure they are fair and free of bias.
Build Awareness and Understanding
At all levels of our organization, we offer training on cultural differences, anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, unconscious bias, and micro-inequities. We will establish a Council for Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion by Q4 2020.
We are continuously seeking input from our Charles River family across the globe and use direct employee feedback to guide our strategy for diversity, equality, and inclusion.
We are expanding our network of employee resource groups and releasing new tools to provide opportunities to start a group or join as an ally. Bringing people together to promote inclusion has never been more important.
Commitment to Community
Every day, we have the ability to make a difference. Through our Corporate Citizenship program, we can be the difference to the animals under our care, the patients who rely on the treatments we are helping to develop, our people, and our planet. Our commitment to improve lives extends beyond therapeutic cures to the communities where we live and work.
We will continue to ensure equitable pay for all our employees based on their respective roles, skills, and performance. We will evaluate all of our total rewards programs to ensure equity for all employees and identify opportunities for improvement.